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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

New Teacher Boot Camp with Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed.

Hands-on practice with five powerful Web 2.0 tools.

Lisa M Dabbs M Ed. is the facilitator of Edutopia's New Teacher Connections group; she is also the founder of the weekly #ntchat for new teachers on Twitter, and one of the organizers of #edcampOC. She's been all over the country -- virtually and in real life -- in her mission to support new and pre-service teachers. We are honored to have her as the steward of this summer program!


As part of our Summer Professional Development Series, we're excited to offer a free workshop on Web 2.0 tools for new teachers. Over the five-week workshop, participants will learn about one new tool a week, then they'll do some practice lessons before developing their own. As a group, participants will also be able to brainstorm ways to integrate these tools into the classroom in creative and engaging ways.

The boot camp happens virtually, via the blogs archived on this page.

New Teacher Boot Camp Topics


July 5, 2011: Using Wordle in the Classroom

July 12, 2011: Using VoiceThread in the Classroom

July 19, 2011: Using Storybird in the Classroom

July 26, 2011: Using Wetoku in the Classroom

Aug 2, 2011: Using Blogs in the Classroom


Each week, Lisa will discuss a new tool in a blog post, and offer some innovative ideas for use in the classroom. We'll also meet on Twitter for #ntchat on Wednesdays at 8pm ET/5pm PT to discuss the tool and share our experiences and ideas. While gaining first-hand experience with each tool, Boot Camp participants will build on these ideas, and create their own and share with others as they get .

By the end of the camp, participants will have a lot of great first-hand exposure to some new tools, plus a whole repertoire of projects to use for your classroom.

Preview the New Teacher Boot Camp Wiki for upcoming activities. Hope to see you at camp!



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Michelle Barnea's picture
Michelle Barnea
Early Childhood Educational Consultant

Hi Lisa,
I thought I did join. (I signed up on the 15th in time and received an email that I was enrolled). But I don't see how to get a page on your wiki. Unless I'm already there. I've done the first assignment and am almost done with the 2nd. Can you help me navigate a bit?

Colleen Brown's picture
Colleen Brown
K-5 Technology Coordinator, Stellar Elementary School

I never received any confirmation nor directions on how to start. I found the wiki today, but do not have any directions how to set up a portfolio, and cannot find specific directions on the wiki homepage. Please advise.
Thank you.

Francine Gault-Luquette's picture

I am too having the same difficulties. I'm not sure if I have a page on the wiki or not...... Very frustrated and have been doing the work... fran

Renee's picture
Renee
5th Grade Teacher from Bronx, New York

I did register at Edutopia. I tried joining the wiki. I clicked join. The message posted said that a request has been sent. Do I wait for a response in order to join the wiki?

Renee's picture
Renee
5th Grade Teacher from Bronx, New York

I did register at Edutopia. I tried joining the wiki. I clicked join. The message posted said that a request has been sent. Do I wait for a response in order to join the wiki?

Renee's picture
Renee
5th Grade Teacher from Bronx, New York

I registered at Edutopia. I tried joining the wiki. I visited the New Teacher boot Camp page. I clicked join. The message posted said that a request has been sent. Do I wait for a response in order to join the wiki?

Carol Womack's picture

How do you join? I registered by the 15th and have joined each site to get a feel for how I can apply to my class. I have not been able to join group...please help.

Lisa Dabbs's picture
Lisa Dabbs
Edu Consultant. Blogger & Social Media Marketing at Edutopia
Blogger 2014
Facilitator 2014

Friends...so sorry you are having a bit of trouble.
I'm the main organizer on the wiki. You must request to join the wiki.
I approve requests as I can throughout the work day. http://edutopia-ntbootcamp.wikispaces.com/
As of today 7/23/11...I've placed a step by step on the home page for how to add your page in our wiki.
Registration, is handled here on Edutopia.org and is now closed as of 7/15/11.
Hope this helps! Let us know.

Michelle Barnea's picture
Michelle Barnea
Early Childhood Educational Consultant

Has the week 4 assignment and description been posted? Or should we just be going to the website?

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